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Family Searched for 1 of 3 NYC Gas Blast Victims

Posted at: 03/12/2014 9:11 AM
Updated at: 03/12/2014 10:54 PM

One of three people confirmed killed in a gas explosion that flattened two New York City buildings has been identified as a dental hygienist and cousin of a television news cameraman.
    
A police spokeswoman identifies the victim as 67-year-old Carmen Tanco.
    
Tanco's cousin News 12 cameraman Angel Vargas says when she didn't show up for work Wednesday his family started a frantic search.
    
Another victim who died was Hunter College security officer Griselde Camacho. The identity of the third hasn't been disclosed.
    
A gas leak is being blamed for the explosion, which injured more than 60 people. Nine people are unaccounted for.
    
The East Harlem explosion shattered windows a block away, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets.

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